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Thomas (Parkes) Parks Sr. (aft. 1678 - 1761)

Thomas "Thomas Parke of Ballinger's Mountain" Parks Sr. formerly Parkes
Born after in Old Rappahanock, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1705 (to 12 Mar 1761) in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Ballengers Mountain, Albemarle, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Jun 2016
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Thomas (Parkes) Parks Sr. was a Virginia colonist.

Thomas Parkes was born about 1678 in Old Rappahanock, Virginia. He married Sara Miller in 1705 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He died 12 March 1761 in Ballengers Mountain, Albemarle, Virginia.


Husband: Thomas I Parks
Wife: Sarah Miller
Marriage: Date: Abt 1701 Place: Probably, , Albemarle, Virginia[1]
Child: Mary Parks Ackerson
  • Genealogy of The Parks and Related Families

compiled by James Edgar and Barbara Catron Parks. August 2002. (

  • Thomas Parks Genealogy.

Born: about 1670-00-00 Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia USA Died: 1761-03-12 Albemarle Co, Virginia USA Marriages: 1. Sarah Miller. Children of Thomas Parks and Sarah Miller:

  • Mary Parks b. about 1686-00-00.

This RootsWeb entry gives his parents as John Parke 1660 Stonington, New London Co CT d 1716 Preston, New London Co CT + Mary Witter 1665-02-20 Stonington. (It gives Thomas' birth date as 1678.) (

  • Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850.

VIEW RECORD Name Thomas Parks. Date 26 Feb 1728. Location Spotsylvania Co., VA. Property 100 a. of land in fork of Rappa. River. Notes This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier. Remarks The Honble. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., by John Grame, Gent., his attorney, to Thomas Parks of St. Geo. Par. Spts. Co., in consideration of so much tobacco, etc. 100 a. of land i fork of Rappa. River. Rec. April 1, 1729. Description Grantee Book A. Citation Information EDIT SOURCE Source Information Title Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850. Author (

  • North Carolina taxpayers named Parks 1700-1790.

Descendants of Thomas Parks I. Generation No. 1 1.I Thomas1 Parks I was born Abt. 1670 in Rappahannock Co., VA, and died Abt. 1752 in Abemarle County, VA.He married Sarah Miller Abt. 1705 in Virginia, daughter of Simon Miller and unknown.She was born 1670. Notes for I Thomas Parks I: Note: This Thomas may not be the immigrant ancestor. More research being done to find immigrant ancestor and ship. His parents have not been proven. There was one named Daniel and one named John that might possibly be his father.

This Thomas has been approved by Colonial Dames of 17th Century (Evelyeen Canup File).Your compiler is also requesting a supplement on this Thomas with the Colonial Dames.

Thomas was a "Schoolmaster" while a resident of Essex County, Va. in 1693, Simon Miller deeded him land: Deed Book 2, page 2 "Simon Miller, planter of Essex County, Parish of St. Mary's to Thomas Park, Schoolmaster of Essex County, Simon Miller gives Thomas Parks a lifetime use of as much land as he can use in Richmond County, Virginia.Simon Miller applied the law of Escheat to this gift, which the land would return to the Miller Estate at Thomas Parks death. Date of deed January 14th, 1692/3 24 February 1752, proved 12 March 1761 (


Will of Thomas Parks
Written: 24 Feb. 1752
Probated: 12 March, 1761
Ballenger Mountain, Albemarle County, Virginia
All estate to best beloved son Thomas Parks.
An English shilling to following named children: John, Samuel, Charles, Martha Russell, Mary Bond and Elizabeth Hutchins.
Exr: son Thomas Parks.
Wit: Daniel Burford and Ellen Duggins. (Will Book 2, Page 101)[2]Online Link


  1. Source: #S4 Page: downloaded Jul 4, 2011 Quality or Certainty of Data: 3 Date: 4 Jul 2011
  2. King, J. Estelle Stewart. 1940. Abstracts of wills, inventories, and administration accounts of Albemarle County, Virginia (1748-1800)].
  • Source: S4 International Genealogical Index, Online Database Title: International Genealogical Index, Online Database Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints [LDS]. Publication: \i FamilySearch\i0 . : 2 Feb 2011 Date: 20 May 2011
  • "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 August 2019), Thomas Park, Mar 1757; citing Military Service, United States, Citing various published state rosters, United States; FHL microfilm 103140772.

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Parks-7253 and Parkes-589 appear to represent the same person because: Names are duplicate, although spellings are different.
posted by James Dignan
Parke-1483 and Parkes-589 appear to represent the same person because: identical death, birth on Parke=1483 is incorrect due to lack of Pre-1700 certification, please ignore and merge
posted by Robin Lee
Parks-4180 and Parkes-589 appear to represent the same person because: This is a duplicate. All sources use Parks as the LNAB, not Parkes.
posted by Chris Brady
This profile should be detached from the John Park(e) + Mary Witter spousal relationship that existed in Connecticut. There is no evidence that this particular person was descended from them, or had a sister named Abigail, who truly was a descendant of them.
posted by John French Ph.D.
Parks-473 and Parkes-589 appear to represent the same person because: Removed unmerged match and reinitiated merge. Only distinction is spelling of last name. Same dates, parents and wife should be merged.
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Hi, what evidence is there that Thomas born in VA is the son of John & Mary (Witter) Parke of Connecticut. I can see this relationship appears in a lot of online trees, but it seems unlikely. Thanks!
posted by M Cole
Hi, what evidence is there that Thomas born in VA is the son of John & Mary (Witter) Parke of Connecticut. I can see this relationship appears in a lot of online trees, but it seems unlikely. Thanks!
posted by M Cole

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